Variable Speed Pool Pumps

Posted by Ryan Holck on February 15, 2021 in Design Energy Savings Solar Thermal Solar

Variable Speed Pool Pumps

We install variable speed pumps exclusively. While several vendors are available, the Pentair Intelliflo and Intelliflo XF pump rank among the top options.

 

Variable Speed Pool Pumps

This pump efficiency chart shows the difference between a standard induction single-speed pool pump and the Intelliflo variable speed pump. The Intelliflo maintains about 90% efficiency throughout the motors load spectrum. There are hundreds of speed set choices that can be input to maximize its efficiency for each function in your pool, spa, or solar heater. In minutes we can set the time, schedules, speeds, low and high-speed limits, and other inputs.
 
A single-speed pool pump has a maximum motor efficiency of only 65% at one spot of its performance curve, and it rarely operates at that best load. Why? Because its only operating speed is full blast at 3,450 RPMs.
 
And look at what happens to a 2-speed standard induction motor goes to low speed. It does so by lowering the voltage to the motor. When the voltage lowers, the amperage goes up and chokes the motor efficiency dramatically. In this example, a 2-speed motor can only achieve 20% efficiency or 80 percent waste.
A free home energy survey of your pool system takes about thirty minutes. With your electricity bill and our true RMS power meters, we can calculate what your pool system has been doing to your bill, and how much a high-efficiency filtration system can save you.
 
Schedule a Call with YES today and find out how your pool can be more energy efficient this season.